Daschle for H.H.S., LICH Can’t Close Wing, Congressman Lopez?

Adding insult to injury for New Yorkers on the right, Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long closed his Bay Ridge liquor store. [Brooklyn Paper]

The State Department of Health denied Long Island City Hospital’s request to close its obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric services department. [PMFA]

The Brooklyn Optimist goes further: if Hillary Clinton is secretary of state, and Nydia Velazquez is a senator, will Vito Lopez win a congressional seat? [BO]

Part of the M.T.A.’s plan to save itself is raising monthly Metrocards to $100. [Times]

Tom Daschle will reportedly be Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secy. [Roll Call]

Thankfully, there will be an announcement on Hillary Clinton’s phatom appointment in the next week. [Politico]

The scene of John McCain’s return to the Senate stars John Kerry. [JM]

Daschle for H.H.S., LICH Can’t Close Wing, Congressman Lopez?